‘Jersey Shore’ alum DJ Pauly D has a daughter; has something more in common with Snooki

The latest -Mrs. Carter: Will Pauly D be arranging some playdates with his “Jersey Shore” co-star Snooki and baby Lorenzo?

It is certainly possible, as the reality star / DJ confirmed today that he has a daughter following a brief relationship with a New Jersey woman during one of his stints in Las Vegas (which was the setting for his show “The Pauly D Project”). In a statement to TMZ, he said that he is “proud” to move forward with this part of his life. This woman filed documents in Jersey to prove that he was the father, but he willingly took a paternity test to figure out the truth (which is that he’s the baby daddy). While there is probably much more information to come out here, we can at least say this much: He seems ready to balance being a good dad in addition to his DJ career.

This is the second surprise pregnancy for the “Jersey Shore” cast since they became household names. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was not trying to get pregnant back when she and Jionni LaValle announced that they were expecting their first child, but they have since gotten engaged and are still together. There hasn’t been too much revealed about their upcoming wedding, but we assume that it will probably happen next year courtesy of her run on “Dancing with the Stars” (which is a good moneymaker for the couple).

One of Pauly’s co-stars has already come out and shared their reaction to his big news today, as Sammi Giancola shared the following message on Twitter“So happy for @DJPaulyD !! Sending my love.” Most of the cast has faded into the background since appearing on the show, but Pauly still makes a great living as a DJ while both Snooki and JWoww have their spin-off show going strong on MTV, and it may be helped out long-term by the couple’s wedding plans and also her “Dancing with the Stars” gig. (Vinny Guadagnino has also had “The Show with Vinny,” but it was not the same sort of ratings success.)

Are you happy for Pauly D, and who do you think will be the next “Jersey Shore” star to welcome a child into their lives? Be sure to share below!

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